Come and Meet Some of Our Alumni! (March 9th)

All students are invited to the School’s annual Alumni Event, which will be held in the Human Performance Centre between 5 and 7pm on Thursday 9th March.

Twelve alumni will be in attendance, covering career paths that include:

PE Teaching
Sport Development
FE Lecturing
Primary Teaching
Health Promotion
Sports Nutrition

After brief initial introductions from each graduate there will be a chance to meet and chat with them on an individual basis.

Come and find out more about the careers that your degree programme can lead into, hear advice from those already succeeding on those paths, and discuss your ideas and plans with them!

Refreshments will be served!

If you have any questions, please email Lindsay Brown.

Bursaries for FA Level 1 Futsal Coaching Course (April 2nd, 9th)

An FA Level One futsal coaching course is scheduled to be delivered at the University’s Sports Centre on Sundays 2nd and 9th of April, 2017 (10:00am – 1:30pm both days). Lincolnshire FA have kindly offered four 50% bursaries for UoL sports students to apply for in order to attend the course. This means that instead of paying the usual £50 course registration cost, you would only need to pay £25 for registration.

To apply for one of these bursaries, all you need to do is answer the following two questions:

1) How would the community benefit from you becoming an accredited level one futsal coach?
2) How will a level one coaching futsal qualification help your own career and personal development?

Please keep answers to a maximum of 350 words for each question and send your application to Alex Blackett via email ( before 5pm on Wednesday 8th March, 2017 (Extended deadline)

Please also include in your application the following:

Full name, DOB, Address (where you would like your certificate sent to), Phone & Email. If you have an FA number (FAN) please include this as well. If you do not have a FAN then Lincolnshire FA will set one up for you should you be successful in your application.

Successful candidates will be notified by Friday 10th March, 2017. Your application confirms that you will be able to attend both scheduled sessions as attendance of these is mandatory to receive the qualification. The full £50 registration fee will need to be paid should you receive the bursary but not attend the course (without a legitimate reason).

Coaching Opportunities, Boston United FC (this season and next)

Boston United FC have assistant coach opportunities available this season and next season in their football youth Centre of Excellence (which has been open since 2002, funded by parents and the club). This season their teams have played Liverpool, Stoke City, Newcastle Utd, Sunderland, Leicester City, Nottingham Forest, Ipswich Town in addition to competing in youth development leagues.
This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain practical experience within an elite sports environment, working under Level 3, UEFA B license coaches on a regular basis, assisting in training and on match days. In return you will receive full coaching kit uniforms and have access to CPD and training events and subsidies to coaching awards.To express an interest in the roles, or to find out more, please email Martyn Lakin at .

All Stars Cricket Activators, Summer 2017 (deadline extended)

The University of Lincoln is one of 19 around the country to be involved with providing student activators for the new All Stars Cricket initiative from the ECB, “a nationwide programme that is designed to inspire five- to eight-year-olds to take up cricket and provide a great first experience of the game.”

Activators will receive full training and other benefits and will be matched up with a club for the sessions, which will run at locations across the country for about eight weeks between May and September. The programme has been designed with the flexibility to undertake your training and/or delivery either close to the University or your home.

Every All Stars Cricket Activator (Action Hero!), will receive training and will be signposted to a local club, which has everything you need to ensure a great first experience for kids and their parents. All Stars Cricket will give kids all the skills to play the game and directly connect them to the heroes of the men’s and women’s England team. An explanatory video can be viewed here.
All sessions are planned to run for approximately 8 weeks, between May and September across the whole of the country, meaning you can choose to support sessions either at home or at University, whichever works best for you!

Students interested in registering for the scheme can sign up here:

The application deadline has been extended until Monday 10th March.

Some of the available dates and locations for training are as follows. You only need to attend one!

 11th April: Derbyshire (Venue TBC)
19th April: Northamptonshire (Indoor School, The County Ground, Abington Ave, Northampton NN1 4PR)
20th April: Lincolnshire (Lincoln College, Monks Rd, Lincoln LN2 5HQ)
24th April: Leicestershire (The Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester, LE2 8AD)
25th April: Nottinghamshire (Venue TBC)

Note: activators do not necessarily have to have extensive cricket experience and skills. Good people skills are the key requirement!